Thursday, August 14, 2008

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang
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Everyone who knows me knows I have a soft spot for androgenous far-eastern boys. I have an even softer spot for simple but striking clothes with a fetish edge. So you see, Alexander Wang is appealing to me on so many levels! I have been stalking The Selby hourly since he put up the "Coming up soon: Alexander Wang" sign, he finally posted it!
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Uzakdoğulu androjen oğlanlara karşı bir sempatim var. Özellikle modadan anlayanlara. Basit ve sade ama vurucu giysilere karşı daha da büyük bir sempatim var. Anlayacağınız moda tasarımcısı Alexander Wang (bazı parçalarını Vakkorama satmaya başladı) bana birçok bakımdan hitap ediyor. Fotoğrafçı Todd Selby, blog'u The Selby'de "Çok yakında: Alexander Wang" yazdığından beri saat başı açıp açıp bakıyordum. Nihayet karşımızda, Alexander Wang'in ofisi!
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Yo, Wang,
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Please pick me as your muse. I asked Marc a couple of years back, he said no, and look at him now, he totally lost his mojo, and it might have something to do with his karma catching up with him because of the incredible amount of hopeless longing he has caused me. I will work for only being allowed to wear these shoes around the office. Think of me as your oompa-loompa.
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Hey Wang, baksana... Beni ilham perin yapsana... Birkaç yıl önce Marc Jacobs'a sordum, istemedi beni, bak şimdi kaybetti o cinliğini, ki buna kıyafetlerinin bende yarattığı ümitsizce arzulamanın kötü karma olarak kendisine dönmesi sebep olmuş olabilir. Şu aşağıdaki ayakkabıları ofiste giyme karşılığı çalışırım seninle.
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Oooh...the shoes. They made me break my strict no-fashion-pictures-on-this-blog rule.
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Aaahh şu ayakkabılar. Bana çok katı bu-blog'a-moda-fotoğrafı-koymak-yok kuralımı bozdurdu.
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As for the place. First of all, I really like the space. The high ceilings, tall windows, plaster walls along with the dark floors are strikingly beautiful. The pillars are stunning. These features contrast very well with cleverly implemented industrial style light fixtures, and create the airy and unfinished feeling of a photography studio. Please note that he only broke the monochromatic color scheme with gold or brass elements. The gold/brass help create depth by becoming focal points, and add a little luxury, still within the general "contrast" look of the place.

Mekana gelirsek. İlk olarak, yapıyı çok sevdim. Yüksek tavanlar, kocaman pencereler, alçı kaplamalı duvarlar, kopkoyu yerler, hepsi harika. Sütunlar büyüleyici güzellikte. Bu özellikler, akıllıca yerleştirilmiş endüstriyel stildeki aydınlatma elemanlarıyla güzel bir kontrast oluşturuyor. Dikkatinizi çekerim, siyah-beyaz renk skalasını yalnızca altın veya pirinç metaliklerle bozmuşlar. Altın/pirinç monokrom mekanda odak noktası haline gelerek derinlik oluşturuyor, mekanın "kontrast" temasının içerisinde biraz da lüks katıyor.
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Love the details on the pillars, and the ceiling. Again, great contrast with the exposed pipes.
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Sütunlar ve kartonpiyerlere bayıldım. Bakınız, tavandaki açık boru sistemi ve endüstriyel lamba ile nasıl da kontrast bunlar.
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Wang himself sitting on a gorgeous marble table. The luxurious marble is on the same "team" as the gold furniture, just like the industrial light fixtures are on the same team as the exposed pipes. This means that if you were to go for a similar look at your place, you could keep adding needed elements to each team, without creating clutter and compromising the airy feeling of course.

Wang muhteşem mermer bir masaya oturmuş. Parlak, lüks mermer yüzeyler, altın mobilyalarla aynı "takım"da, tıpkı endüstriyel lambalarla açıktaki boruların aynı takımda olduğu gibi. Bu da şu demek, evinizde benzer bir hava yartmak istiyorsanız, ihtiyacınız olan eşyaları bu "takım"lara ait olacak şekilde bölüştürebilirsiniz. Fazla ıvır zıvır ile mekanın açıklık hissini bozmamak kaydıyla tabii.

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My taste in fashion and decor is very different. In decor I like romantic, feminine, soft styles, but in fashion I like simple things made with luxurious fabrics, things that have a dark edge, and a whole different color scheme than I would prefer in my home. Alexander Wang's office may not be the place I love the most, but it definitely holds elements that appeal to the both ends of my taste.
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Aslında benim modada ve dekorasyonda sevdiğim tarzlar oldukça farklıdır. Dekorasyonda romantik, feminen, yumuşak stiller, modada ise biraz karanlık, sade, keskin, lüks severim, ve giydiğim renkler ile dekorasyon yapmayı düşünmem (bunun tam tersi de geçerli). Alexander Wang'in ofisi en beğendiğim mekan olmayabilir ama benim iki yanıma da hitap eden öğeler barındırdığı kesin.
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Not too crazy about the table (I would prefer a raw, rustic wood workbench style table) or the cabinets, but I do like the hanging and standing lamps.

Masaya (ben ham ahşaptan çalışma tezgahı tarzı birşeyler seçerdim) veya dolaplara pek bayılmadım, ama lambader ve avizeyi çok sevdim.
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I'm completely in love with the pillars! And how the simple black frame looks next to it! Also, I have been eyeing bar carts since this post on {this is glamorous}. Looks like Wang has scored a nice one.
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Sütunlardaki doku detayları gerçekten büyüleyici. O dümdüz siyah çerçeve nasıl da yakışmış yanına! Bu arada, "bar cart" denen, genelde üzerine içki şişeleri ve bardaklar konan bu servis arabaları {this is glamorous}'ın bu yazısından beri dikkatimi çekiyor. Wang de güzel bir tane bulmuş kendine.
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Ah, the windows make me grind my teeth. There are no apartments in Turkey with such large windows. Not any I can afford, anyway.
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Şu pencerelerin kocamanlığı bana dişlerimi gıcırdattırıyor. Bizim memleketimizde niye böyle cömertçe ışığı davet eden pencereler yapmazlar? Nişantaşından başka yerlerde yani.

27 comments:

berryberr said...

Nice blog! Will check back often!!

design for mankind. said...

Just wanted to give you a little thanks for your input on my guest post at Decor8---
and this is a FABULOUS post. So inspiring! :)

RedHaybells said...

hi. i really like your blog. im new to blogging & was wondering if u wanted to trade links?

Mila said...

Great post!
I completely agree with you on everything you said... :)

You have such a great blog!
<3

Mila.

Rora said...

nice blog. i traveled to Turkey last month and totally fell in love with it! do you want to link up?

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

Alexander wang is quite cute, but I can't say that i've ever had a thing for far eastern boys, maybe the opportunity never presented itself? His work space is amazing, I wish i had the money to have my own studio.

Great post

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

thanks for the tip on the shoes love.
i'm going to wait to see what i find in europe, if i come home empty handed then I will order from the website for sure:)
i guess that's the logical thing to do...

Siljesfashion said...

Love his collection, the black & the zippers and the simplicity. I am also eying a barcart, now if only I could find me dream one.. The shoes are to die for!

coco said...

I think every girl with a love for fashion wants to be Wang's muse. He is so talented!

Ashleigh said...

wow those cut-out shoes are pure sex!!

Little Miss Dress Up said...

alexander wang is love!!!

{this is glamorous} said...

Alexander Wang *sigh* I love this post -- your writing style is such fun. And those shoes! Those shoes!

Thanks also for the link love :)

emily said...

i love his space. he's amazing.

STYLE AND THE CITY . COM - PARIS said...

Hi from Paris ALIS,

thank you very much for your kind words in my Paris street style blog. Thank to that i am discovering your blog and talent : congratulation.
All what I want is to humanize fashion by showing that real life is more beautiful than the artificial fashion shows and that real people are more beautiful and generous than anorexic top models.

Your visits, your comments, your links on your blogs and your buzz are my best salary.
I’ll do my best to please you again and again.
keep on being a delight for your readers, friends and family.

Cheers from Paris

Kamel
STYLE AND THE CITY . COM – PARIS

TheDecoDetective said...

Hi Alis, I've given you an award! It's on my blog today (August 22); have a look =)

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Alis - your blog is looking absolutely flaming FABULOUS! you GO GIRL!! I love it! :-)

charlotte said...

très beau blog kis!

miss a. said...

I LOVEEEEEEEE his space. There was a interior design insert in Vogue Korea last January that had the workspaces of various artists around the world. They did Phillip Lim's, which wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be. I'll try and dig it up and put up some scans. I think you'll like it.

alis said...

Oooh lots of comments! As usual, I didn't pack my bags soon enough so I had to leave for London in a hurry, thus nıt being able to make my "will be back in a few" post. Anyways I'm back, thanks for all the kind comments!

{this is glamorous}, Felicity, Mila, I am blushing, thank you :)

the deco detective - thank you that's my first blog award, I'm so happy :) What a nice surprise to come home to!

miss a.- Oh do dig it up, if nothing else I love seeing where the artists get their inspiration.

Everyone else- thank you so much you fabulous bloggers for stopping by and making my day with your awesome comments. I'll drop by your blogs to say hi and do some reading when I am not as knackered :) Love you all!

alis said...

Oooh lots of comments! As usual, I didn't pack my bags soon enough so I had to leave for London in a hurry, thus nıt being able to make my "will be back in a few" post. Anyways I'm back, thanks for all the kind comments!

{this is glamorous}, Felicity, Mila, I am blushing, thank you :)

the deco detective - thank you that's my first blog award, I'm so happy :) What a nice surprise to come home to!

miss a.- Oh do dig it up, if nothing else I love seeing where the artists get their inspiration.

Everyone else- thank you so much you fabulous bloggers for stopping by and making my day with your awesome comments. I'll drop by your blogs to say hi and do some reading when I am not as knackered :) Love you all!

bandelle said...

Oh, Wang's studio/office is totally chic. This wouldn't be the way that I would think to design my office but I know I would love it anyway.

Kylie

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

OMG it's like your reading my mind!
I was doing a pre-pack last night and I was agonizing if I should bring my hoodie or not. I've got this sort of sweater coat i'm going to bring, I hope that will do me for a cold day plus scarves and a beret hat. Maybe I will pack my hoodie afteralll...tough decisions eh? hahahha

Richel said...

when I saw this on the selby I was amazed! He doesn't only make beautiful clothes, he even has a beautiful office!

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

liking your blog hon,the selby site is so cool,Alexander wang is quite special and those shoes are terrific!
x
marian

herclandestine said...

alexander wang is the definition of awesome. =)

Anonymous said...

i worked for the fabulous alex wang, and i loved his office. everyone there was too nice!
the space is very open and the show room is put together perfectly.

Anonymous said...

You're so lucky! Alex is GORGEOUS (himself and his line).